The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center offers guided tours, conducted by volunteer docents, who explain the background of the house and place it in context of the greater historical setting of Bluffton. The house also serves as Bluffton’s official Welcome Center.
The Heyward House is a well-preserved example of Carolina farmhouse architecture.
Behind the house stand two outbuildings. A slave cabin has been restored and decorated with replica furnishings and household items typical of slave quarters. The original summer kitchen can be seen, but it is not yet open to the public.
Visitors should start their visit to Old Town Bluffton at the Heyward House, located at 70 Boundary Street in Bluffton’s Nationally Registered Historic District. The house serves as Bluffton’s official Welcome Center. Admission to the house itself is free as is all information they provide on Old Town Bluffton. Docent-led tours of the house are available for a nominal fee (children 10 and under free). The house is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Guided tours of Bluffton’s National Register Historic District include a 30-minute tour of the Heyward House and an hour walk through town. Reservations are required. For more information, call the Heyward House at (843) 757-6293.
Location and Phone Number:
70 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910